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Lake Shore Trail (Council Bluff Trail)

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Beautiful hiking at Council Bluff Lake


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11.5

Miles

18.5

KM

Loop

1,185' 361 m

High

1,077' 328 m

Low

335' 102 m

Up

335' 102 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Following the contours of Council Bluff Lake, the Lake Shore Trail (aka Council Bluff Trail) is a Missouri favorite. This is a long trail, but there is very little elevation gain but short ups and downs around the the lake provide a great workout. There are two steeper, and longer climbs and descents on this trail, and a couple rocky sections but generally this trail is mostly smooth singletrack.

There are several places to start the 11.5 mile loop; this outlined route begins within the Council Bluff Lake Recreation Area at the Wild Boar Hollow Boat Launch, where a $3 day-use fee applies. Another trailhead worth noting begins at the Wild Boar Ridge Campground which has direct hike-in/hike-out access.

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Paul Stahlschmidt

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#281

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#13,710

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Sep 6, 2020
Rick Ihnat
nice trail. good views of lake. well maintained. nice breeze. not a lot of birds 12.2mi